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Triumph Herald MOT Results

77.0% pass rate
from 595 tests in 2020
Number of tests by age
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Triumph Herald is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.50% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.50% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.34% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 9.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (76% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.67% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.50% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.50% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.17% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.50% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.50% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
    • 0.50% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.50% fail on Lever
    • 0.34% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.17% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
  • 5.9% fail on Suspension
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.50% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.34% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.17% fail on Axles
      • 0.17% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.17% fail on Springs
      • 0.17% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.17% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 5.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.4% fail on Chassis (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Chassis condition (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.50% fail on Hose
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.17% fail on System
    • 1.0% fail on Transmission
      • 0.34% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.34% fail on Drive shaft (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.34% fail on Joints
      • 0.34% fail on Halfshafts (51 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Seats
      • 0.50% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.34% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.67% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.50% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.50% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.50% fail on Doors
      • 0.50% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.50% fail on Door condition
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.34% fail on Steering play
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.17% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.17% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.17% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 0.67% fail on Tyres
    • 0.50% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 0.50% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (88% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.50% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.17% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.34% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Seat belts (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
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